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Steven Bergwin 'sacrificed £6m bonus to complete Tottenham Hotspur move'

New Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn reportedly sacrificed a £6m bonus from former club PSV Eindhoven in order to seal his move to North London in January.

Steven Bergwijn reportedly sacrificed a £6m bonus from former club PSV Eindhoven in order to secure his move to Tottenham Hotspur last month.

The 22-year-old joined Tottenham in a £27m deal on Wednesday, ending a nine-year stay at PSV having come through the ranks with the Dutch outfit.

The Mirror reports that Bergwijn would have been due a bumper £6m bonus had he stayed with the club until the summer, but he instead decided to forego that money in order to seal his switch to North London in January.

PSV sporting director John de Jong is quoted as saying: "Steven has given up a percentage of the fee in order to let the transfer take place."

Bergwijn made 149 appearances for the PSV senior team during his time at the club, scoring 31 goals including a season-best of 15 last term.

The Netherlands international helped PSV to three Eredivisie titles but left in acrimonious circumstances following unconfirmed reports that he went on strike to force an exit.

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PSV Eindhoven's Steven Bergwijn in action with Barcelona's Clement Lenglet during a Champions League clash in November 2018
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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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